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Earthquakes (2ND 10 Edition)

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With a unique three-part organization, this non-quantitative, carefully illustrated book introduces the scientific, historical, and personal safety aspects of earthquakes. It provides the basic scientific facts about earthquakes, explaining how the study of earthquakes has progressed through time, offering details on the development of earthquake instruments, and covering immediately practical aspects such as personal safety, building and living in areas prone to earthquakes, and earthquake geography. Earthquake prediction is discussed, including past and present attempts at prediction and the techniques available. A handbook for personal safety vs. earthquakes is provided, outlining the steps to take before, during, and after an earthquake. It assumes no scientific background.

Earthquakes: Myths, Legends, and Logic; Measuring Earthquakes; Faults and Earthquakes; Earthquake Size and Location; The Earthquake Process; Plate Tectonics; Journey to the Center of the Earth; Earthquakes and Tsunamis; Earthquake Triggering; Great Historic Earthquakes; Earthquakes in the United States; Earthquake Prediction; What to do Before, During, and After an Earthquake; Building for Earthquake Safety.

A useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about earthquakes.

Synopsis:

This reader-friendly, carefully illustrated text introduces the scientific, historical, and personal safety aspects of earthquakes. It is significantly broader in perspective than other texts on the subject, providing the basic scientific facts about earthquakes, explaining how the study of earthquakes has progressed through time, offering details on the development of earthquake instruments, and covering immediately practical aspects such as personal safety, building and living in areas prone to earthquakes, and earthquake geography. No prior courses are assumed.

About the Author

Dr. David S. Brumbaugh received his Ph.D. from Indiana University with a specialty in Geophysics. He is Professor at Northern Arizona University and Director of the Arizona Earthquake Information Center. His research interests include the mechanics of normal and thrust faulting; earthquake source mechanics; Cenozoic tectonics of the southern Colorado Plateau and transition zone; earthquake studies of the North Anatolian fault zone, Turkey, and the Aleutian plate boundary.

Table of Contents

PART I: Earthquake Basics

1. Earthquakes: Myths, Legends, and Logic

Myths, Legends, and Gods: Early Ideas on the Origin of Earthquakes

The Natural World and Earthquakes

The Age of Reason: The Eighteenth Century

The Elastic Rebound Theory

Summary

2. Measuring Earthquakes

Intensity of Ground Shaking

Development of Early Mechanical Seismographs

Seismographs and Earthquake Waves

Digital Networks and Arrays

Summary

3. Faults and Earthquakes

An Introduction to Faults and Faulting

Not all Faults are Alike

Fault Surfaces and Processes

Fault Behavior and Time

Faults and Topography

Hidden Faults

Summary

PART II: Earthquake Data Analysis and its Contributions to Science

4. Earthquake Size and Location

Introduction

Earthquake Location

Earthquake Depth

Earthquake Size

Summary

5. The Earthquake Process

Introduction

An Important Clue: First Motion of the Ground

The Fault Plane Solution: A Most Powerful Tool

Focus Versus Fault: Earthquake Modeling

Fault Plane Solution Versus Earthquake Modeling

The Hidden is Revealed

Summary

6. Plate Tectonics

Introduction

Puzzles and Pieces

The Appeal of Continental Drift: The Mountain that came to Mohammed

The Engine that Couldn’t

Convection and a Mobile Seafloor

Magnets, Poles, and Submarines: The Great Discovery

Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics

Summary

7. Journey to the Center of the Earth

Introduction

Caves and Hollow Places Below: Ideas About Earth’s Interior

Solid as a Rock

A Layered Earth: P-Wave Echoes

Structure of Earth’s Interior

X-Rays into Earth: Through a Glass Darkly

Summary

8. Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Introduction

What is a Tsunami?

Sumatra (2004)

New Guinea (1998)

Lituya Bay, Alaska (1958)

Summary

9. Earthquake Triggering

Introduction

The Clues were there

Summary

PART III: Earthquakes, Earthquake Geography, and Safety

10. Great Historic Earthquakes

Introduction

Kourion

Basel

Shansi

Jamaica

Lisbon

New Madrid

Sonora, Mexico

San Francisco

Tokyo

Chile

Alaska

Peru

Mexico, City

Izmit

Sumatra

Sichuan

11. Earthquakes in the United States

Introduction

The Western United States

 The  Eastern United States

Summary

12. Earthquake Prediction

Introduction

Snakes, Yaks, and Cockroaches

New Madrid: A False Alarm

Earthquake Prediction: The Long and Short of it

Short Term Prediction: Precursors, Successes and Failures

The Dilatant-Diffusion Theory

Parkfield: The Earthquake Prediction Experiment

PRENLAB: An Interesting Success Story

Fossil Earthquakes: Rocks Tell Tales

California and the Big One

Emergency Preparedness

Summary

13. What to do Before, During, and After an Earthquake

Introduction

Earthquake Hazards

Preparation Before and Earthquake

During an Earthquake

After an Earthquake

Case Histories: Luck Plays a Part

Summary

14. Building for Earthquake Safety

Introduction

The Basics: What is a Building?

The Role of Design in Safety

Ornamental Design and Chimneys

Mobile Homes

Summary

Appendix A: Government Emergency Services and Geoscience Departments

Appendix B: Computer Based Earthquake Information

Appendix C: Suggested Readings

Illustration Credits

Glossary of Terms

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321612281
Author:
Brumbaugh, David S.
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Science & Technology
Subject:
Earthquakes
Subject:
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Subject:
Education-Teaching Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
March 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.8 in 445 gr

Related Subjects

Education » Teaching » Science
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Science and Mathematics » Geology » General

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"Synopsis" by , This reader-friendly, carefully illustrated text introduces the scientific, historical, and personal safety aspects of earthquakes. It is significantly broader in perspective than other texts on the subject, providing the basic scientific facts about earthquakes, explaining how the study of earthquakes has progressed through time, offering details on the development of earthquake instruments, and covering immediately practical aspects such as personal safety, building and living in areas prone to earthquakes, and earthquake geography. No prior courses are assumed.

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